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B&P 25658(a) - Furnish Alcohol to a Minor

Post Date:09/30/2016 12:19 PM





(760) 256-2211

(760) 256-2215 (fax)





DATE:                              September 23, 2016


OFFENSE:                        B&P 25658(a) – Furnish Alcohol to a Minor


CR NUMBER:                   N/A


DATE OF CRIME:             Friday, September 23, 2016


SUSPECT:                       Bills Liquor Market – 1234 West Main Street

                                        Q Mart – 600 West Main Street

                                        Barstow Station Liquor – 1611 East Main Street


VICTIM(S):                       The People of the State of California


CASE AGENT(S):             Agent Susan Gardner (California Alcoholic Beverage Control)

                                        Officer Dante Caliboso (Barstow P.D.)



On Friday, September 23, 2016, Barstow Police Department in conjunction with California Alcoholic Beverage Control, Riverside Office, conducted a Minor Decoy Program Operation in the City of Barstow.


The Minor Decoy Program uses individuals, who are under the age of 20, to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages at ABC licensed premises.  If an individual sells alcohol to the minor decoy, the seller is issued a criminal citation.  In addition, the ABC may file administrative disciplinary action against the licensee.  The Minor Decoy Program has proven to be an effective tool; which law enforcement agencies have used to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to minors. 


During this Minor Decoy Operation 28 locations were visited out of the 49 active off-sale licenses issued by ABC to the City of Barstow area.  Of the 28 locations visited three of the business sold alcohol to the minor decoy.  The individual selling the alcohol to the minor was issued a citation by California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Agent(s) for violation of Business and Professions Code 25658(a) – Furnish Alcohol to a Minor. 


Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Dante Caliboso at 760-256-2211.  People with information who wish to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or at



Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                 

Chief of Police



Jeremy Bledsoe

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